What’s more alive than you: the first two designers and their artworks.

WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® leads the first selected objects off, from the first creative call which was lasted from May 18 to July 31, 2009.
Premrudee Leehacharoenkul and Akahito Shigemitsu are two of the 15 pioneers of this innovative concept of fashion, that wants not to create simple and ephemeral objects linked to fashion trends but objects to wear that tell a story, the same of loads of people from all over the world who contribute to the design of collections WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU®.
People and our collections are the real strength of our project; so we tell you who they are, to give them a name and an identity that are reflected in their creations as well.

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THIS IS ME.
PREMRUDEE LEEHACHAROENKUL
Bangkok – Thailand, October 6, 1982
Thai student with a product design background but with the passion for accessories.
She is currently working on a shoes project for her thesis in Milan, Italy. In her opinion, shoes are pieces of art – they are not only functional, but also inspiring. Her design is focused on creativity, experimentation and innovation. She is fond of mixing different materials. and she mixed and matched different kinds of materials and explored her ideas for shoes and bags.

THIS IS MY ARTWORK – SUSHI COVER
Sushi Cover is made with a particular anatomical shape that keeps the style giving a strong comfort footwear.
The profile of the shoe has no heel, but a slight rise in thermoplastic material, which acts as a shock absorbing soft and provides a comfortable walk, accompanied by the elegance of the form.
Inspired by sushi, for the exterior a really soft and very thin skin of a kangaroo has been chosen, but characterized by high resistance to abrasion, the same one, with other thicknesses, used for motorcycle clothing.
In the inner part a race skin has been added to the lining of goat skin. The special texture of this leather has some very smooth spherical bulges which, in contact with the foot, bring a light massage effect.
The construction of the upper is performed manually for what concerns the tip of the shoe, which has a clear acetate insert that creates the opening and ensures an optimal fit. The sole is made of a whole piece of natural and glossy leather shaped.
The silhouette of the shoe emphasizes the Premrudee’s design and makes this artwork a real sculpture.

THIS IS ME.
AKAHITO SHIGEMITSU
Osaka – Japan, June 15, 1981
Student of interior design. He wishes to travel around the world, meet people from all cultures and see so many cities and to take inspiration from many countries to create a new style. In the meantime, he tries to renew the style of his country and to export it, discovering Japanese culture in its contamination with other cultures.
He could start his journey towards the discovery of different cultures from here.

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THIS IS MY ARTWORK – POSTMODERNGETA
The shoes created by Akahito lead us to the discovery of Japanese culture in its contamination with the Western one. Although undoubtedly initially inspired by the traditional Geta or Zori, the design has been then completely revisited into an elegant, contemporary shoe made of recycled or recyclable materials combined with leather and precious textiles.
These two versions of PostModernGeta are part of a mini collection that Akahito thought inspired by traditional Japanese footwear. Compared to the draft submitted and selected, the sole has been changed. From the first idea of using, for its construction, a plastic material we have passed to the solution of recycled rubber, but it did not provide good performance in terms of ease. In agreement with the designer the shoes were then realized by using a sole of leather recycled and water shaped on aluminum mould. This solution allows to obtain a comfortable, but also light, shoe which weight is only 223gr. per pair for “moccasin” version.
The material of the upper is calf and wrinkled in barrel leather with natural and slow process by using just water and it is made of one piece, to maximize the surface of the leather and the particular pattern.
Akahito wanted to play with his culture, creating an object characterized by particular and essential design.

Both artworks will be available in unisex models and for sale exclusively online at WMATY.COM
The artworks WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® are marked by orange present within each model.

SPONSORED BY REVOLUTIONART MAGAZINE.

Look Around

Win a film on Mubi! (www.mubi.com)

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The largest public art event Art By Chance is airing in 20 countries around the world until June 4th. Get ready to take photos when you meet the films by chance in airports, shopping malls, subway stations, bars and restaurants, streets and so…
Check screening section, find where is Art By Chance in your city, take a picture when you meet the films, upload your photo and win a chance to see a film on Mubi, your online cinema anytime, anywhere.
The participants of Look Around  will be announced on official website and blog, the photos will be published in all of Art By Chance’s social communications. Participants will be able to see a movie they want on Mubi after June 4th.

More info at:

http://www.artbychance.org/look-around,45.htm

Hugo Boss Contest

HUGO Fragrances invite you to enter the first international HUGO Create contest.

HUGO Create is a global design contest from HUGO fragrances by HUGO BOSS. The con- test is open to people of all skill levels. Professionals, students and design enthusiasts. 10 winners are selected each round. Each winner receives $500 cash. In each round, one winner gets published in i-D, a prestigious international magazine, and some designs will be selected to be painted on New York walls during the month of September.

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Art by Chance 2010 – Ultra short film festival

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ART BY CHANCE is a brand new Ultra Short Film Festival that aired May-June-July 2009 in 13 countries and in over 70 cities around the world for the first time and was viewed by more than 1 billion people worldwide.

ART BY CHANCE-10 will take place in May 2010 in several countries and cities around the world again. ART BY CHANCE submission is now open forTIMEthemed 30 second films!

Art by Chance 2010 has set out to explore how the perception of time is unique to every individual and how time can influence the narrative of city life, one of modern man’s greatest challenges.

Films touching the untouchable theme of time in their own time. It’s time to move!

 

http://www.artbychance.org/

 

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Calling for Annual Design Awards 2010

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Welcome to the launch of the Annual Design Awards – a global recognition of cutting edge visual communications, set up to reward outstanding contribution’s within the Design industry.

The organisers have brought together some of the most amazing talents and respected figures from around the world to judge this global event which aims to become the premier design awards and set international standards.

The Annual Design Awards are unlike other design awards as they don’t offer hundreds of categories to enter, nor do they set entry fees so high that only the large corporates can enter. These awards exist so that they can discover and celebrate outstanding talents in the design world and to reward creativity with a meaningful honour.

The Annual Design Awards (ANNDAS) is open to everyone around the world, from large corporate professionals to work-from-home freelancers, and the entry fee is kept very low so that creativity isn’t restricted.

Entrants to the awards will gain much more than just having their work rated by the best in the business! Every entrant will feature in the new Designers Directory, have the chance to feature in the yearly book that will be published to showcase the best designs, and have access to the website notice board where designers can promote their business, special offers, job vacancies and much more.

The Annual Design Awards will not just be celebrating the finalists and winners of each category but will also be dishing out awards to outstanding contributions. The judges will select entries that they feel are truly groundbreaking and those participants will be honoured with an ‘Excellence in Design Accolade’ amongst other ‘special’ awards.

All finalists will feature in numerous promotions and media coverage and will gain global respect within the industry as well as receiving promotional tools from the organisers, with all winners receiving the glamourous trophy and additional promotions around the world.

What’s more, the organisers are giving all Revolutions Art Readers a special discount to enter the awards. You lucky people will get a 30 per cent discount using this promotional code: 22REVOLART 

You can keep up with all the latest from the Annual Design Awards team on Twitter @ADAwards.

Calling for Revolutionart’s Next Theme: SPACE

The warnings about global warming didn’t work. Natural resources are gone and almost all humanity come to an end.

Hopefully, a few Revolutionart survivors will seek refugee in the SPACE where amazing wonder are hidden and have never been explored by their imagination … new species, new energy, new forms of life and distant galaxies full of mystery and adventure.

– The next theme is SPACE
– Deadline: 15th Feb
– Click here for details:  http://www.revolutionartmagazine.com/how_to_participate.html

 

Recomended inspirational movies for “Space”

.: Moon
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.: Pandorum

 

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Arte Laguna Prize 2009 in Santiago de Chile and application extended

banner_proroga_01 Many entries in the last days for the Arte Laguna Prize 2009, so that the organization has decided to extend the applications by mail from 15 to 26 november: 10 more days for artists who haven’t applied yet. And what’s more an incredible last minute news: the Die Ecke Gallery of Santiago in Chile has joined the Prize network, which goes beyond Europe’s borders as well!

If you thought the time was now running uot, don’t worry: the Prize application by mail will not close anymore the 15th November as written in the “terms & conditions”. In fact, given the incredible turnout of entries received by the Prize Office in the last days, the organization has decided extend the applications by mail until the 26th of November, coinciding with the closing of the on-line entries, just to give enough time to all the candidates to the 2009 Prize edition.

One more reason to subscrive to the 4th edition of the Arte Laguna Prize is a new opportunity offered to all artists: the possibility of being selected for a personal exhibition in the famous Die Ecke Gallery in Santiago (Chile), that in these days has been included as partner of the Arte Laguna Prize 2009, complementing the other 15 galleries that make up the network that connects the art market to this famous art competition.

What’s More Alive Than You

 

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Following several years’ work, an international project finally got underway last May involving people from 82 countries in the development of an exclusive collection of fashion-art footwear, bags, and accessories:
WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™.

…makes you feel alive by promoting cultural diversity and giving space to everybody’s artistic and design skills. It is a thread of creativity spinning  round the globe which brings to life the story that lies behind each artwork. It is a revolutionary collection of unique designs made with innovative materials – the expression of a distinctive style for those who want to stand out and feel alive.
With three creative calls every year, WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™ targets students of art, interior and fashion design, and institutes of architecture all across the globe as well as all those who, regardless of age, have ideas for innovative footwear, bags and accessories and wish to see them realised.
Selected projects will be put into production and sold by WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™ and designers awarded a net 6% royalty fee on the sales price. Each artwork will be signed by its designer, included in the WMATY.COM website and also in an accompanying booklet to be supplied with the product, and promoted internationally.
Whoever decides to buy an artwork by WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™ is purchasing the fruition of a creative concept, an idea. What really matters is not its function or design, but the fact that it will outlive the passing trends of fashion.
The WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™ project as well as its collections of footwear, bags and accessories are displayed and sold online exclusively from WMATY.COM

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Behind each artwork by WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™ there is an idea which has become a reality.

PERMANENT, LIMITED and PRIVATE collections are available online exclusively from WMATY.COM and include cross-seasonal products to be issued all year round.

WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU™ is not a new brand but rather a project that gives people a leading role and a chance to stand out from the crowd.

Even the production and sales processes contribute to give added value to these products: Every pair of footwear, every bag, every accessory goes to production only if and when it is purchased and all pieces are progressively numbered. This is a guarantee of the quality and uniqueness of your purchased artwork. In exchange, you will need to wait a little longer for delivery. This production method also allows for a reduction in the waste of energy and raw materials and respects the environment.

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The fashion-art project got underway last May 18th with the first creative call aimed at colleges of art, architecture, interior and fashion design, and creative people of all ages from at least 82 countries in the world.
After only 40 days, we received responses from people in 54 different countries who visited the website and downloaded the announcement. Fashion designers, but also artists and architects responded to the creative call, proving that the project attracts professionals from very different backgrounds who aim to give an alternative perspective to fashion.

CREATIVES SELECTED FOR THE FIRST WHAT’S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® COLLECTION OF SHOES, BAGS AND ACCESSORIES. A FASHION-ART PROJECT:

NATALIA ILIADIEVA P. MARIGLI | BAG PROJECT | GREECE
PREMRUDEE LEEHACHAROENKUL | SHOES COLLECTION PROJECT | THAILAND
PREMRUDEE LEEHACHAROENKUL | BAGS COLLECTION PROJECT | THAILAND
ELIZABETH LOVETT | BAG PROJECT | UNITED STATES
FILIPPO MANTONE | BAGS COLLECTION PROJECT | ITALY
FLORENCE ESTELLE GIRAULT | SHOES COLLECTION PROJECT | FRANCE
LIZA FREDRIKA ÅSLUND | SHOE PROJECT | DENMARK
TOMÁS TRENCHARD | BAGS COLLECTION PROJECT | IRELAND
AKIKO TANAKASHI | BAGS COLLECTION PROJECT | JAPAN
TADACO FUKAMI | BAGS COLLECTION PROJECT | SINGAPORE
IVAN TOMASSON | BAGS COLLECTION PROJECT | RUSSIA
AKAHITO SHIGEMITSU | SHOE PROJECT | JAPAN
VICTORIA GEANEY | SHOES COLLECTION PROJECT | UNITED KINGDOM
CLAUDIA CIVILLERI | SHOES COLLECTION PROJECT | ITALY

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Arte Laguna Prize: space for young artists!

 

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The Arte Laguna Prize organization has decided to organize a collective exhibition dedicated to the best Under 25 artists at the Palazzo Correr in Venice, better known as Romanian Institute, in March 2010 in conjunction with the exhibition of the finalists in the Artsenale.

Arte Laguna Prize, at the height of inscriptions which will end the 26th of November, presents an unusual and interesting news for all young artists who applied to the competition this year, a news that increases the already significant amount of prizes.

In fact, for this fourth edition, the collective exhibition of 90 finalists, that is going to be held from the 6th to 27th of March 2010 at the Venice Arsenale, alongside a second exhibition – dedicated exclusively to a selection of the best Under 25 – taking place in the prestigious Palazzo Correr in Venice.

The choice of giving a particular visibility to young artists, along with that to facilitate the entries with reduced fees for under 25 students of artistic High Schools, Fine Art Academies and similar faculties, it was willed by the competition organizers, that wish to make the Arte Laguna Prize an opportunity for promoting all the young artists that look out for the first time in the world of contemporary art.

To learn more visit www.artelagunaprize.com >>>

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